Thought I found an easy way to boost my landing count, accidentally fine tuned my low speed handling skills, gained new understanding of auto speed reaction delay when climbing, tuned senses to recognize early signs of stall, developed expert flare skills.
Casual server, XCub, no passengers, no cargo, ~12lbs fuel, window open to enjoy tropical breeze. Taxi from PHNL GA1, to 4R, take off and perform touch and go’s every 30 Mississippi’s, reset autospeed to 40kts after every touchdown, announce go around, announce inbound for 22R making left traffic, touch and go’s every 30 Mississippi’s, announce go around, announce inbound on 4R making left traffic, lather rinse repeat.
PHNL 4R is a 9,000ft runway that points almost directly into a constant 10-17kt headwind. An XCub can fly over 4R at ~28kts ground speed allowing up to 7 touches for each go, but you can’t pop up in altitude or accidentally touch your wheels to the asphalt before 30 seconds are up or you’ll reset your timer without a landing credit. Hovering a few feet above the ground for so long at near stall speeds is a challenge!